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Field’s upbeat Prop. 30 poll at odds with insiders’ assumptions 11

Nov. 1, 2012 By Chris Reed Has the fog that’s settled over national polling because of the gap between Nate Silver’s 538 blog and the Gallup/Rasmussen numbers arrived in California? Maybe. On Proposition 30, we’re seeing plenty of “precriminations,” as

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Backlash bill would block eminent domain for underwater mortgages 37

Sept. 14, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Will Americans be protected from eminent domain abuses? Eminent domain is where the government takes someone’s property, usually for a government purpose, such as building a school or road. But sometimes eminent domain is

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Lt. Gov. Newsom threatens mortgage eminent domain threateners 28

Sept. 10, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi You read the headline right.  California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom is threatening those who “threaten” to “boycott” any entity of government in California that wants to use eminent domain to seize “underwater” mortgages.  Huh?

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Newsom attacks property rights

July 30, 2012 By John Seiler Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, trying to conjure up something useful from his worthless job, has positioned himself supposedly as a “pro-business” Democrat. He even went to Texas to say how the Golden State could

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Gov. Jerry Brown Resigns

APRIL 1, 2012 By JOHN SEILER SACRAMENTO — Declaring California “ungovernable,” Gov Jerry Brown today resigned from office. “My father built the California water system, the university system and the schools system, and I can’t even get a measly tax

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Treasure Isle: Greed, Gold, Toxic Waste 4

Yo ho ho and and a pot of redevelopment gold. For 15 years San Francisco has tried to transform Treasure Island from a sandy former Naval base into a gold and jobs-generating new urban community with 40-story skyscrapers interspersed by

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Gav hits Maldo on taxes

John Seiler: Ya gotta love it. In Feb. 2009, state Sen. Abel Maldonado, by voting for tax increases, sold his soul to become Arnold’s chauffeur. As a reward, Maldo was appointed Lt. Gov. In his re-election bid, Maldo’s opponent for

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England vs. Maldonado 0

John Seiler: Conservative activist Karen England is running a write-in campaign against Abel “Arnold’s Chauffeur” Maldonado for the Lt. Gov.’s seat. In this year of the maverick, anything is possible. Maybe she could win. At a minimum, she could dump

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